Ashley Graham Is Being Body-Shamed — for Losing Weight
Most often when we hear stories about body-shaming, they have to do with people being criticized for being overweight.
But the opposite is now true for plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham, who is actually being shamed for losing weight.
The 29-year-old shot to worldwide fame in 2016 when she became the first plus size model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She has since gone on to become one of the most recognizable models of the world, as well as a champion for body positivity.
But some fans are accusing Ashley of not practicing what she preaches. Noticing a thinner waist and flatter stomach in many of her photos as of late, many fans aren't happy.
That's presumably what leads them to routinely comment on the model's Instagram photos that she is a sell out who's betraying her fanbase by working out and losing weight.
The model has faced similar criticism in the past, and she has responded fiercely. In 2016, she said, "I work out not to lose weight but to maintain my good health. And anyway, if I did want to lose weight, it would be no one's decision but my own."
And she has a point. Ashley's message has always been to be to love your body — not "bigger is better." And if she wants to lose weight for herself, then that's her business and no one else's.
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